Organisation of the month: CMY
Number of employees: 50-199
Location/s: Carlton, Dandenong, Sunshine, Morwell, Ballarat
Clients: Young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds
The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) is a Victorian not-for-profit organisation supporting young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to build better lives in Australia.
Through a combination of specialist support services, training and consultancy, knowledge sharing and advocacy, CMY works to remove the barriers young people face as they make Australia their home.
How would you describe your culture?
What is the best thing about working for your organisation?
Working in a highly rewarding, dynamic environment and making a real difference in the lives of young people.
What is a recent project or accomplishment you’re particularly proud of?
CMY runs a range of programs and projects to help young people to settle well in Australia. For example, our Shout Out public speakers agency trains young people to present their stories and amplify their voices in the community; our sports programs give young people a chance to get involved in sports, to meet new friends and learn about each other for better social cohesion; and our employment programs are helping young people to develop the job skills and professional networks they need to step into meaningful work. Find out more here.
Top qualities you look for in potential new employees
Our staff value participation, diversity and human rights. Well-developed written and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with people and/or groups with diverse backgrounds are important.
Experience or study areas needed to join your organisation
This is position specific, however generally speaking:
- Work experience in the multicultural and/or youth sector is favourable, but a passion for helping young people is a must
- Qualifications in a relevant discipline (i.e. social sciences, community development)
To discuss employment opportunities with CMY, email them.